Weddings are my favourite event to work at. Family members look like one another, and they all know each other so well they love how I bring the real characters out from behind their fabulous fascinators & fancy floral boutonnières.
They all tend to run a bit late, but every wedding is unique. After having sketched at over a thousand of them over twenty years, this is how I often work ~
After the ceremony (if there has been one) I start sketching during drinks - at this point the bride & groom are often away busy with photos, and I can help prevent a "lull" occurring.
I lend a fun factor sketching to the wedding breakfast sketching table-to-table, handing them around as I circulate. The guests love it - it can get tables roaring with laughter when they otherwise would have nothing but the mundane pleasure of being stuck sat next to someone boring.
If there are speeches I tend to take a break, but sometimes I discretely do particularly candid sketches. Once the "formalities" are over and the atmosphere becomes jolly I'm in high demand as guests realise they can get a good laugh out of me.
The wedding couple can have theirs done at any convenient point for them, and I can also ensure certain family members/guests of their choice get their caricatures, or concentrate on the top table - just point me in the right direction.
"Mr Sketchum came to sketch at our wedding. He got along with everyone so well that some of our guests thought that he was a friend of ours!"
John & Sue, Chelmsford
Be it a lavish extravaganza or a more intimate celebration, if you're looking for a caricature artist for your wedding (cheesy line coming up!) ~ "Mr Sketchum brings special smiles to your special day!" (told you)
Contact Alfie (or "Mr Sketchum"!)
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"Two aerials met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent."
Anne Tenay (551-479 AD)